The Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake promotes the liturgical life of the Church through its academic degree programs, publishing, research and special projects.
Where fidelity and joy meet in prayer and study
Its thorough formation prepares men and women for service in the Church’s liturgical life at the parochial, diocesan and university levels, and includes intelligent participation in the Church’s liturgical life through the daily celebration of Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.
The Institute’s doors open to the wider public several times each year for lectures and conferences, and its innovative and scholarly publishing imprint, Hillenbrand Books, advances the Catholic theological tradition in the areas of liturgy and sacramental theology.
“The Liturgical Institute challenged me academically and pastorally through professors, guest lecturers and classmates, putting me in touch with Catholic culture—through the centuries and around the globe—in a way that has proven invaluable to my work with Catholics across the world.”
“Liturgy is the Church worshiping God, and the heart of the liturgy is worshiping God as he wants to be worshiped. The Liturgical Institute was started to strengthen the influence of sacramental theology in liturgical studies.”
“The Liturgical Institute is a jewel in the crown of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, and one of the very best places in the country to receive formation in the Catholic liturgical tradition.”
“Pope Francis has called us to a new evangelization along the via pulchritudinis—to win souls to Christ through beauty, especially the beauty of holy and sacred liturgy.
The Liturgical Institute is a direct response to that call, and I, along with many other bishops, am very grateful for your work.”
“I want you to continue to implement the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council, and I want you to continue the good work in the liturgy begun by Pope Benedict XVI.”
—Pope Francis to Cardinal Sarah
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